Bobby Ray Bounds Sr.

April 20, 1937December 14, 2012

Bobby Bounds, Sr. was born April 20, 1937, in Bowie, Texas, to William Jackson and Ethel Lois (Holt). He passed away Friday, December 14, 2012, in Wichita Falls, Texas. Bob grew up in Buffalo Springs and later attended Midway schools. He was preceded in death by his parents, and sisters Wanna Burney and Betty Myers. Bob is survived by his brother Jerry Mack of Bethany, Oklahoma, lifelong friend Shirley Bounds of Wichita Falls, daughters Sam Bounds Hatfield and husband Kevin of Burkburnett, Debbie Bounds of Wichita Falls, and son Bobby Bounds Jr. and wife Kelli of Iowa Park. He was “Grumps” to four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Bob was famous throughout the area for his brisket and he used his BBQ talents for many benefits and fundraisers in the area. He owned Bob Bounds Paving Co. from 1971-1999, and if you live in Wichita Falls, chances are you’ve driven on a street he built. He was a veteran, serving in the U.S. Army. Bob loved to work hard and listen to good music. He loved his friends and was a great friend to people from all walks of life. He loved his children and taught them how to work hard and treat others fairly. Visitation will be Tuesday, December 18, from 6-8 p.m. at Dutton Funeral home in Iowa Park, and funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, December 19 at First United Methodist Church in Iowa Park with Dr. Jon Eckstein officiating. Pallbearers: Jason McGrath, Ray Pace, Dallas McCarty, Glen Scott, Flip Cozby, Wayne Horton, Lee McCloud, and Tracey Andrews. Arrangements under the direction of Dutton Funeral home in Iowa Park, burial to follow in Crestview Memorial Park in Wichita Falls. Memorials may be made to North Texas Rehab Center.


  • Funeral Service Wednesday, December 19, 2012
  • Visitation Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Bobby Ray Bounds Sr.

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Sammie Hatfield

October 10, 2013

Mr. Black, I'm Bob's daughter. Thank you for remembering my Dad. I would love to hear the stories about his time in Germany.

Charles Black

October 8, 2013

I was stationed with Bobby in the Army from 1855 to 1957 in Camp Perry
We were practically joined at the hip.
I loved him like a Brother.I last saw him in 1958 in Wichita Falls.I am so sorry I never kept in touch.God Bless him.I hope I see him again .

shirley bounds

January 6, 2013

I you forever, I.miss you so much

Les Wachsman

December 19, 2012

I am sorry for the loss of our friend Bobbby Bounds . The Lord must have need of an expert heavy equipment operator for building streets of gold. May our Lord bring comfort to the family during this time of sadness.

cortney jordan

December 19, 2012

One of the best... Will miss him so much

Tonya Hampton

December 19, 2012

Bob was a wonderful friend and person. He will truely be missed. My deepest thoughts and prayers are with family.

Janna Adams-Morgan

December 19, 2012

Bob was a great friend and he will be missed dearly. I always looked up to him and he always kept an eye out for me back in the good ol' days. My heart will be forever saddened. I pray for comfort and peace to his family in this time.

December 19, 2012

MY Condolences To the Family
Royal Traver
Faulkton S. Dak.

December 19, 2012

Our prayers are with the family at this time...He will be missed..Stan and Jeanette McCloud

Sandra Eckstein

December 19, 2012

May your memories of Bob fill your heart and may the Prayers of those who love you comfort you and your family at this time.